Rugby, Sports

Was Ireland’s Lineout Ever The Problem?

Ireland’s lineout has been one of the positive factors in a disappointing start to the 2021 Six Nations campaign for Andy Farrell’s men. Those involved have looked comfortable with each other with the plays they have been using. Peter O’Donnell from The Lineout Lab thinks that Ireland’s set piece work has been impressive considering the injuries they have suffered. “I …


Rugby, Six Nations, Sports

Six Nations 2021: France End Flawed Ireland’s Six Nations Hopes

Ireland 13-15 France Ireland’s hopes for silverware in 2021 were brought to an end after a strong France side came away with victory in Dublin. The boys in green started as they meant to go on with another impressive lineout steal. A ping-pong game occurred between both sides as they looked to assert dominance early on. An impressive kick from …


Six Nations 2021: Ireland See Red As Wales Take The Points

Wales 21-16 Ireland Wales and Ireland faced off in Cardiff in their opener for this year’s Six Nations campaigns. Wales were hoping to start strong after a dire 2020 and were given the chance to do so after flanker Peter O’Mahony came in from the side. Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny took his chance and got the Welsh on the scoreboard. …

Six Nations 2021: Scotland Win Calcutta Cup In Dominant Fashion

England 6-11 Scotland England and Scotland faced off in their Six Nations opener, this year’s match doubling as the game 150th Anniversary of their first meeting. England wore a special-edition kit and almost got the first try on the special occasion but could not capitalise on scrum-half Ali Price’s mistake. Scotland were the livelier of the sides and put pressure …

Six Nations 2021: Dupont And Co. Dispatch of Colourless Italy

Italy 10-50 France France produced a near-flawless away win against perennial Six Nations strugglers Italy earlier today. Both teams started slow and looked to kick to break opposition lines but none of them paid off. Italy were the first team to get inside the defending 22 through their inside centre Brex but an infringement turned the ball over and France …

Manchester City’s Return To Form May Only Be The Beginning

Manchester City have once again reached the heights of English football this season and look set for another dominant title win to add to their collection. It is certainly an improvement upon a disappointing league campaign last season which saw the Manchester side lose nine times – the most of any Pep Guardiola-managed side in a single season. Although they …

Dustin Poirier Was The Lesson McGregor Needed

It has now been a week since Conor McGregor’s long-awaited return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight division went awry. Dustin Poirier cleverly dispatched of McGregor in the second round of their rematch after consistent kicks to the lower right leg proved to be the Irishman’s kryptonite. It was the Dubliner’s first loss by Technical Knock-Out (TKO) in his …

Sheerbuzz: Being A Band in 2020

by James Roulston Mooney. Donegal band Sheerbuzz have been forced to do things differently this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Answering as a collective, they talked about their lives, their music, fundraising and their hopes for the future. The band members – Lachlann Ó Fionnáin, Evan McGinty, Adam Grady and Lughan Devenny – all have other priorities that are …

First Take Club #8 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

“The old way, with the sledge. See, that was better. They died better that way.” ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ is one of the most iconic horror movies of all and, as I found out, one of the best too. The movie tells the story of Sally (Marilyn Burns), her brother Franklin (Paul A. Partain) and their friends who after …

Six Nations 2020: What Do Ireland, England, and France Have To Do To Win?

Ireland, England, and France are all in the running for the 2020 Six Nations title later today. But what do they have to do (and what do the others have to fail to do?) for each side to be victorious and who has the best chance to come out on top? Ireland Ireland lead the Six Nations standings heading into …